Covenant Prayer

Scripture reading

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.

–Colossians 1:10-12

Thought of the Day

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism began each New Year with a renewed focus on his spiritual life and growth. Mr. Wesley knew that it took more than resolutions and celebrations. Each year he would renew his covenant with God. This is his familiar Covenant Prayer.

I am no longer my own, but Yours. Put me to what You will, rank me with whom You will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed by You or laid aside for You, exalted for You or brought low for You. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to Your pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, You are mine, and I am Yours. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, let it be ratified in heaven. Amen.

Great prayer isn’t it? I think I will make it my prayer as I begin this new year. Why don’t you make it yours as well? Happy New Year!

Prayer

Lord, Let me make this covenant with You today. Amen.

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